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Time, Duration and Change in Contemporary Art: Beyond the Clock

Kate Bretkelly-Chalmers



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Intellect Books
15 January 2019
Art & Architecture; Individual designers; Humanities
Time, Duration and Change in Contemporary Art presents a major study of time as a key aesthetic dimension of recent art practices. This book explores different aspects of time across a broad range of artistic media and draws on recent movements in philosophy, science, and technology to show how artists generate temporal experiences that resist the standardized time of modernity: Olafur Eliasson's melting icebergs produce fragile temporal ecologies; Marina Abramovic's performances test the durations of the human body; Christian Marclay's The Clock conflates past and present chronologies. This book examines alternative frameworks of time, duration, and change in prominent philosophical, scientific, and technological traditions, including physics, psychology, phenomenology, neuroscience, media theory, and selected environmental sciences. It suggests that art makes a crucial contribution to these discourses not by visualizing time, but by entangling viewers in different sensory, material, and imaginary temporalities.
By:   Kate Bretkelly-Chalmers
Imprint:   Intellect Books
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 229mm,  Width: 178mm, 
ISBN:   9781783209194
ISBN 10:   1783209194
Pages:   175
Publication Date:   15 January 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Unspecified

Kate Brettkelly-Chalmers is a contemporary art historian and curator based at the University of Auckland.

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